Boneva "Bonnie" M. Morgan
July 5, 1939 – March 7, 2018
Boneva (Bonnie) M. Lanton Morgan, age 78, wife of Raymond Morgan of Roswell, GA, went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2018.
She was born to George and Florence Lanton on July 5, 1939 in Carrier Mills, IL. She attended Lakeview Grade School, Carrier Mills High School, and finally Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After marrying her husband Raymond and having two sons, Jeffrey and Douglas, she continued her academic pursuits, earning a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois. She was an active member in the Rockford Public School System, serving on various boards and committees to support educational uplift for students in the city and went on to teach elementary school in the greater Rockford area for 15 years.
Her special interests and hobbies included serving her church, spending time with her family, reading, playing bridge and sewing.
She is preceded in death by her parents George and Florence (Jones) Lanton; 6 sisters Velma Sumner, Willa Mae Williams (Martin), Joyce Green, Nola Bell (John), Peggy Beard (Charles), Nedra Redding, baby brother Lanton, and brother-in-law Richard (Dick) Drue.
Survivors include her husband Raymond Morgan, sons Jeffery (Joyce) and Douglas Morgan; grandchildren Janell, Michael (Deshauna), Matthew, and Jasmine, great-grandchildren Zane and Zoey (Michael & Deshauna); sister, Carolyn Lanton Drue, and nephew/brother, Ron Williams (Jeannine) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and close friends.
Memorial services will be Thursday, March 15th at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA @ 11:00 am with Reverend Dr. Michael T. McQueen officiating . Graveside services will be in Carrier Mills, IL at Lakeview Cemetery on Sunday, May 27 at 2pm with Pastor Ron Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Lakeview Cemetery, 340 Irvin Road, Carrier Mills, IL 62917.
340 Irvin Road , Carrier Mills, Illinois 62917
- Celebration of Life Thursday, March 15, 2018
Boneva "Bonnie" M. Morgan
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March 15, 2018
I will miss your beautiful smile and your kindness. It was a real privilege to be part of your family.
I look forward to see you again!
John 5 : 28
March 12, 2018
Bonnie, I will miss so very much in Sunday School and church services.
Jeanne Lewis Mays
March 10, 2018
Will miss her insights via FB. Prayers to the family from all the cuzens. Jeanne Lewis Mays